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Bulletin July 16,2017

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   July 16th, 2017   15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME







Anamehawikamek Welcome 




ST MICHAEL’S                          and                                     St. Anthony's

                                               P.O. Box 610     P.O. Box241

                                            Keshena, WI 54135                             Neopit, WI 54150                                                                       



We are a Christian community called together to grow in St. Anthony Church is a community reaching 

faith and to celebrate God’s love for us in the Mass and where a sense of belonging welcomes one and 

Sacraments of the Catholic Church.  Through the gospel         all; where treadition and cultureoffer deeper

message and our common worship we are challenged to faith, hope, and love;  

give Christian witness by our lives and service to others.       where religious educationbecomes a pathway

 to our identidy.  At. Anthony Church is a     communityof people where you belong




                                        Parish Administrator, Fr. Joel Jores - 715-799-3811 -                                            Associate Priest: Fr. Francis Zurbano-715-799-3811 - 

                                         Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

                       Parish Secretary St. Michael, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 -

                         Parish Secretary St. Anthony, Mary Harte – 715-756-2361 – 

Religious Education Kathy King-Tucker - 715-799-3927 –  


Find us on Facebook:  stmichael Keshena, stanthony Neopit


ANNOINTING OF THE SICK: Individual arrangements can be made through the Parish Office

BAPTISM:  Preparation program required. Please contact the Parish Office.

MARRIAGE:  Make arrangements with the pastor six months prior to desired date.


CONFIRMATION:   Next class 2018.



A Note from Your Deacon:  7.23.17

These past few weeks, I have been listening to some inspiring audiobooks about refugees, those who are forced to flee armed conflicts or persecution in their country.  One of the audiobooks (Where the Wind Leads) focuses on one family of Vietnamese “boat people,” who in the late 1970’ were allowed to come to the US and resettle after they were rescued from certain death at sea by a vessel from the Christian relief organization World Vision.  The other audiobook (Running for my Life) tells the story of one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” Lopes Lomong, who was forcibly taken from his family at age 6 and later escaped from the rebels who kidnapped him.  He then spent 10 years in a UN concentration camp in Kenya before being allowed to resettle in the US in 2001.   These stories are an inspiring witness of the refugees’ courage in facing horrific conditions and enduring trauma, poverty, violence and political turmoil in their countries.  These are also stories of faith in which individuals share how they believed that God was with them in their suffering. They shared the miracles that occurred that led to their escape and rescue.

I share this because the plight of refugees in our world and our response to them has been an important ongoing topic of discussion.   Our faith has something to say about how we should treat the “foreigners” such as these.  Bishop Ricken shared in his column in the Compass last week that “in the Old Testament”, God commanded Moses and the Israelites to welcome the foreigners, remembering how they, too, were once foreigners (Dt 10: 19). Likewise, in the Gospel, Jesus says “that when we welcome the stranger, we welcome him (Mt 25: 31-46).”

Furthermore, Pope Francis challenges us to see Christ in those who suffer:  He shares: “We instinctively try to run away from suffering, because suffering is repugnant to us. We come across so many faces disfigured by the afflictions of life and too often we turn away.  How can we not see the face of the Lord in the face of the millions of exiles, refugees, and displaced persons who are fleeing in desperation from the horror of war, persecution and dictatorship?”

Let us reflect how we can be the hands and feet of Christ for the refugee near and far, who are the face of Christ for us.

Upon Further Reflection:

A homeless man, down on his luck, went into a Catholic church that was known for its rather “uppity” social reputation.  Spotting the man’s dirty clothes, the ushers stopped him outside the church door and asked if he needed help.  The man told them, “I was praying and the Lord told me to come to this church.”

The ushers suggested that the man go away and pray some more and he might get a different answer.

The following Sunday the man returned and the ushers again stopped him at the door.  “Well, did you get a different answer?” they asked him.  “Yes, I did,” said the man.  “I told the Lord that you don’t want me here but the Lord said, “Keep trying, son.  I‘ve been trying to get into that church for years and I haven’t made it yet either.”

In His Mercy,


Deacon Mark




Youth Talk

  We begin this portion for the bulletin to create an avenue for the youth ministry to be involved in our Church-community, to voice out their minds and give them the opportunity to be enriched in their spiritual life.

  The next youth night is Wednesday, July 26, from 5:00-8:00pm.  If it rains, the gathering is rescheduled for Wednesday, August 2nd at the same time.  All young people, 6th grade and older, are welcome.

Let us pray every one’s whole hearted collaboration may lead us to a harmonious, fruit-filled community of believers, faithful people of God.

Journeying with you all,

 Fr. Joel and Fr. Francis, Missionaries of Faith 

The Mass: A slice at a Time - The Liturgical Year

 If one thing distinguishes Catholics from other Christians, it is our devotion to the Sacrament of the Mass. Though all the Sacraments are important, the Mass is the spiritual center of Catholic life. Through it we remember what God has done for us through Jesus Christ, when we gather every Sunday. We celebrate the Mass as part of other sacramental celebrations, such as Confirmation or Matrimony, making those Sacraments fuller and more complete expressions of the mystery of our faith. We celebrate the Mass at retreats, pilgrimages, and other spiritual events, giving those activities Catholic identity. And we celebrate the Mass when Catholics gather for important meetings, because the Sacrament is also a sign of our unity in Christ. Because of its central place in the life of the faithful, we say that the Mass is the heart (source) and the summit (CCC, 1407) of the life of the Church.


Why does the Mass hold such an esteemed place in Catholic life? 


July 23, 2017 -15h Sunday in Ordinary Time


St. Michael

07/24………………………………………….………………….…No Mass

 07/25………………………………………..Deacon Kenneth Banker

07/26 ………………………………………………Rev William Hower

07/27 ………………………………………………Kateri Prayer Circle

07/28……………………………..Members of St. Michael Parish

 07/29 ……………..Victims of Abortion & Souls in Purgatory


 07/30……..Jim Weyenberg & Family Living and Deceased

St. Anthony

07/23………………………………………………..…David Hawpetoss


07/30………………………………………………………Edmund Pocan


 St. Michael Financial Blessings July 15 & 16


$    806.00


$    718.76 


St. Michael’s Picnic 7-9-2017 Revenue:  $12,166.64 


 St. Anthony Financial Blessings July16






Liturgical Ministers   


Saturday, July 29, 5:00 pm 

Lisa Peters

Ashley Moses

Pat Gwidt

 Sunday, July 30, 9:00 am


Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Derek Minch

Judy Jansen


 Saturday, Aug. 5, 5:00 pm

Lela & Matthew Schwitzer

Ella & Claire Chevalier

Cathy Wilber

Sunday, Aug. 6, 9:00 am


Joe Michel

S. Shawanokasic

Nancy Michel

St. Anthony Liturgical Ministers                           

Sunday, July 30, 10:30 am  





 Thank you to those who joined Fr. Joel doing the stations of the Cross in seven churches last Friday for St. Kateri Day.  We will do it again next year.

Hope for the Future, Help them Today:  As friends and followers of Jesus, we need to provide for the needs of our future spiritual fathers. In about two weeks, we can do just that by supporting the annual Seminarian Collection:  Hope for the Future, Help them Today.  Watch your mailboxes for more details. The money donated will be used to benefit the education and formation of our own seminarians and to support the growth of priestly vocations. Please be generous. 



If you know of an incident of sexual abuse of a person who is now under the age of 18 by a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CALL THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND THEN THE DIOCESEIf the person was abused as a minor but is now an adult, please contact: 

Office of Safe Environment

Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

P.O. Box 23825

Green Bay, WI 54305-3825

Telephone: 1-877-270-8174 or 920-272-8174

Email the Office of Safe Environment

We always encourage you to report the incident to local civil authorities.    YOU MATTER TO US – THERE IS HOPE! 


If you would like to have a Mass intention for a living or deceased family member/friend, please contact the Parish Office. There are a lot of dates left for 2017 at St. Michael’s .  There is a $10 charge per Mass.  The mass intentions are filled through the end of the year for St. Anthony’s.



St. Michael’s Corn Roast, August 12th, 10 am – 3 pm.

St. Mary’s  Autumn  Fest  September 10, 2017.  Together we celebrate in thanksgiving with the blessings of the Lord. 

Welcome Visitors”

 We are happy you have chosen to attend Mass at St. Anthony’s and St. Michael’s. We hope you feel that you are among friends. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Fr. Joel or call the Parish Office. Welcome and God Bless!



The Finance Council needs volunteers to serve on a fundraising committee.  In order to meet our expenses, we will need to increase our efforts at fundraising.  We are looking for people who have ideas, and are willing to help organize some more fundraisers.  If you can help in any way, please contact the office at 715-856-2361



St. Francis Solanus Parish Community Picnic July 23rd, 2017. All are welcome to attend. 

St. Michael’s Corn Roast, August 12th, 10 am – 3 pm.

St. Mary’s  Autumn  Fest  September 10, 2017.  Together we celebrate in thanksgiving with the blessings of the Lord. 



2017-2018 fiscal year sacrificial giving envelopes are available in the front entrance of church. There are a lot of envelopes not picked up. If you cannot find a box with your name, please contact the Parish Office at 715-799-3811.   Thank you in advance for picking your envelopes up. 



There were many successful bidders  in our Silent Auction at the parish picnic. If you received a basket and don’t want it, please return it to the Parish Office to be used again next year.  Thank you.



The construction on the church is winding down and many of the projects have been completed.  Everyone will be amazed by the transformation and everyone will have a chance to enjoy our new home when Mass returns to church on Sunday, July 9, at 10:30am.


July 18th – Memory Café will be held at Keshena Senior Center from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.



If you know anyone who is in need of our prayers, please contact one of the following in our Kateri Prayer Circle:  Fay 715-799-3437, Evy 715-799-6031 or Leatha 715-994-1098.

THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER in Keshena offers an array of classes including budgeting, preparing for employment, organization basics and much more. Classes are open to the general public. Call 715-799-5137 for more information.






St. Francis Solanus Parish Community Picnic July 23, 2017. All are welcome to attend. 

St. Mary’s Autumn  Fest  September 10, 2017.  Together we celebrate in thanksgiving with the blessings of the Lord. 



First Sunday of the month after 9:00 am Mass, and during Food Pantry once a month. We are looking for Volunteers to host a Sunday.  August is open! Sign up is in back of church. If you have any questions, please call Ann at 715-851-0160.


We will be open Wednesday, from noon until 3 pm Aug. 1 and 15If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open 


St. Anthony and St. Michael’s Food Pantries will be open Tuesday, Aug. 1 and 15  from 1-3 pm. St. Michael’s is in need of soap, diapers and personal care items.



The Finance Council needs volunteers to serve on a fundraising committee.  In order to meet our expenses, we will need to increase our efforts at fundraising.  We are looking for people who have ideas, and are willing to help organize some more fundraisers.  If you can help in any way, please contact the office at 715-856-2361. 



Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Tuesday evenings. Contact parish office to Submit. 

St.Michael's Parish Office Hours:

Office hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am to 3 pm., Wednesday and Friday 9 am to 1 pm. If you have an urgent matter, please contact Fr. Joel or Fr. Francis.


St. Anthony's Parish Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm.


Fr. Joel will have office hours as follows:

Tuesday – St. Michael’s

Wednesday – St. Francis

Thursday – St. Anthony



Mark Your Calendars

  07/26/2017 Youth Night All parishes 5 pm – 8 pm

   (Back up 8-2-2017)

              08/02/2017 Pastoral Council St. Anthony  Finance Council 

    08/12/2017 Corn Roast St. Michael  10 am – 3 pm

08/15/2017     Assumption Of Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)

8 am St. Michael

6:30 pm St. Francis

  7:00 pm    St. Mary

08/15/2017 Knights of Columbus St. Michael

7 pm


                        St. Michael – 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am Sundays

St. Anthony – 10:30 am Sundays

         St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sundays

                      St. Mary – 4:00 pm Saturdays                    














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